Agent's Balance

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Agent's Balance

A commission that an insurance company owes to an insurance agent but has not paid. The agent's balance is created when the agent sells a policy to a client. It is a percentage of the amount the insurance company makes from the new policyholder.
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This is attributed to a variety of factors, including decline in retention levels, inflationary effect, insufficient margins, inefficient premium collection and high rates of agent balances.
Recovery rates change when expressed as a percentage of invested assets ("hard assets" such as cash, stocks, and bonds) rather than total assets (which include hard assets as well as agent balances and other noninvested assets).
The third and fourth variables are the proportion of reinsurer receivables and agent balances. Distressed companies often fail because of problems with receivables from agents and reinsures, making it difficult for liquidators to collect on these assets.